Introduction to Medical Terminology/Roots, Prefixes and Suffixes
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  • Question 1
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    Q.

    The abbreviation ETOH means:

    answer choices

    Marijuana

    Cocaine

    Heroin

    Alcohol

  • Question 2
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    Q.

    A combining form is:

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    A prefix and a consonant

    A root and a prefix

    A root and a combining vowel

    Two roots together

  • Question 3
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    Q.

    A word part that always come after a root is a(n)

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    Prefix

    Suffix

    Consonant

    Combining form

  • Question 4
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    Q.

    Study of the heart :

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    Cardiomegaly

    Cardiomyopathy

    Cardiology

    Pericarditis

  • Question 5
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    Q.

    In the word xiphoid the -oid is a:

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    root

    prefix

    suffix

    a combining form

  • Question 6
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    Q.

    The term musculoskeletal is a (n);

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    abbreviation

    word root

    combining form

    compound word

  • Question 7
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    Q.

    The combining form for thorax (chest) is:

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    thorac/o

    thorax/o

    thor/o

    thori/o

  • Question 8
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    Q.

    Neuritis means:

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    pain in a nerve

    removal of a nerve

    inflammation of a nerve

    laceration of a nerve

  • Question 9
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    Q.

    Inflammation of the stomach is written as follows:

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    Gastroplegia

    Gastrosis

    Gastritis

    Gastroectomy

  • Question 10
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    Q.

    Neurology means:

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    Inflammation of the nerve

    Study of the nervous system

    Pain in a nerve

    Surgical removal of a nerve

  • Question 11
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    Q.

    Erythematous means:

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    Darkly pigmented

    White in color

    Having a bluish discoloration

    Red in color

  • Question 12
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    Q.

    White blood cell.

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    Erythrocyte

    Leukocyte

    Thrombocyte

    Melanocyte

  • Question 13
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    Q.

    Darkly pigmented tumor:

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    Xanthoma

    Leukoma

    Melanoma

    Cyanotic

  • Question 14
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    Q.

    Having a bluish discoloration:

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    Leukoderma

    Cyanotic

    Erythematous

    Melanoma

  • Question 15
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    Q.

    Over, excessive

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    hypo-

    oto-

    hyper-

    dys-

  • Question 16
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    Q.

    After, behind:

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    pre-

    post-

    supra-

    epi-

  • Question 17
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    Q.

    outside:

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    Intra-

    epi-

    ultra-

    ecto-

  • Question 18
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    Q.

    The prefix pre- means:

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    After

    inside

    before

    outside

  • Question 19
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    Q. What language is medical terminology derived from?
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    American and French
    Greek and French
    Latin and Greek
    Latin and Italian
  • Question 20
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    Q. Word roots:
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    Usually indicate a number, time, position, color or sense of negation.
    Usually indicates a procedure, condition, disease, or part of speech.
    Frequently indicates a body part.
  • Question 21
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    Q. Suffixes:
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    Usually indicates a number, time, position, direction, color, or sense of negation.
    Usually indicates a procedure, condition, or part of speech.
    Frequently indicates a body part.
  • Question 22
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    Q. Prefixes: 
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    Usually indicates a number, time, position, direction, color, or sense of negation.
    Usually indicates a procedure, condition, or part of speech.
    Frequently indicates a body part. 
  • Question 23
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    Q. Basic rule one states a word root is used __________ a suffix that begins with a vowel.
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    after
    before
    in the middle of 
  • Question 24
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    Q.

    Basic rule two states that __________ __________ is used to link a suffix that begins with a consonant and to link a word root to another word root to form a compound word.

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    combining word

    combining vowel

    word root

  • Question 25
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    Q. Which of the following statements is correct regarding defining medical words?
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    First define the suffix or ending. Second, define the prefix, or beginning.  Third, define the middle.
    First define the prefix, or beginning.  Second, define the suffix or ending.  Third, define the middle .
    First, define the middle. Second, define the suffix or ending.  Third, define the prefix, or beginning.
  • Question 26
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    Q. In the word intramuscular, intra- is the: 
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    Prefix
    Word root
    Suffix
  • Question 27
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    Q. A combining form consists of a word root and combining vowel.
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    TRUE
    FALSE
  • Question 28
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    Q. Combining vowels make medical terms easier to pronounce.
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    true
    false
  • Question 29
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    Q. Which medical terminology word part provides the general meaning of the word?
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    combining vowel
    word root
    suffix
    prefix
  • Question 30
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    Q. Which of the following is the type of information provided by a suffix?
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    procedure
    location of an organ
    number of parts 
    time
  • Question 31
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    Q.

    CYANOSIS MEANS

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    GOODBYE TO A FEMALE SIBLING

    MUSCLE WEAKNESS

    THE CONDITION OF BEING BLUE

    JOINT PAIN

  • Question 32
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    Q.

    THE MORE TECHNICAL TERM FOR A RED BLOOD CELL.

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    LEUKOCYTE

    ERYTHROCYTE

    CYTOPLASM

    CYTOTOXIC

  • Question 33
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    Q.

    HYPERTENSION

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    LOW BLOOD PRESSURE

    HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

    RAPID HEART BEAT

    SLOW HEART BEAT

  • Question 34
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    Q. -itis
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    flow, discharge 
    enlargement
    bursting forth
    inflammation
  • Question 35
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    Q. -algia
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    pain
    rupture
    flow, discharge 
    to suture
  • Question 36
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    Q.

    study of

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    -logy

    -metry

    -rraphy

    -itis

  • Question 37
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    Q.

    -ic

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    full of

    pertaining to

    to cut into

    resembling, like

  • Question 38
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    Q. one who studies and and practices
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    -logy
    -ostomy
    -ologist
    -orrhexis
  • Question 39
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    Q.

    Heart

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    Corn/o

    Heart/o

    Cardi/o

    Aort/o

  • Question 40
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    Q.

    Blood

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    Hem/o, Hemat/o

    Hem/o, Hemol/o

    Vascul/o, hem/o

    Vascul/o, hemol/o

  • Question 41
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    Q. leuko
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    white
    red
    cell 
    spleen
  • Question 42
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    Q. intra
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    stomach
    bladder
    ovary
    inside
  • Question 43
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    Q. post
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    front
    side
    back
    bottom
  • Question 44
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    Q. bi
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    two
    three
    four
    six
  • Question 45
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    Q. hyper
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    fast
    slow
    immediate
    excessive
  • Question 46
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    Q. endo
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    inside
    intestine
    stomach
    cut
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